Oct 14 2021

City of Arlington: Value of Water Mini Poster Contest - Arlington

Sep 1 2021 - 8:00am to Oct 18 2021 - 5:00pm
Arlington , TX

Art and science kits, water-themed books, and free passes to the upcoming Dinosaur Safari Exhibit at River Legacy Living Science Center are a few of the prizes in store for the winners of this year’s Value of Water Mini Poster contest. The annual art contest is open to Arlington students, pre-kindergarten through 4th grade.

The contest begins Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, and all entries are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. It is sponsored by Arlington Water Utilities, Arlington Public Library, River Legacy Living Science Center, and Tarrant Regional Water District.

See website link below for more details.

Info: Alana Earle, [email protected], 817-459-6618

North Texas Community Cleanup Challenge - DFW (Thru Oct. 31)

Sep 1 2021 - 8:00am to Oct 31 2021 - 5:00pm
DFW TX

The North Texas Community Cleanup Challenge is a friendly competition among North Texas communities to see who can pick up the most litter per resident from Sept. 1 through Oct. 31, 2021. Communities, churches, boy scouts, girl scouts, companies, activists, or just ordinary citizens can organize litter cleanup events or simply log existing events and efforts as they occur. At the end of the contest, the community with the most litter cleaned up per resident will recieve the North Texas Community Cleanup award that they can proudly display in their city hall. Each year the trophy will move from community to community, each adding their name to the legacy of litter cleanup efforts.

Lights Out Texas - Statewide (Sept. 5-Oct. 29)

Sep 5 2021 - 11:00pm to Oct 29 2021 - 6:00am

Lights Out Texas is an intiative launched by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology with support from nonprofits including the Texas Conservation Alliance to raise awareness about the dangers of light pollution for migrating birds. The program asks homeowners, businesses and managers of tall buildings to eliminate or reduce lighting between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. during the peak of the fall migration, Sept. 5 to Oct. 29. 

North Central Texas Council of Governments: High-Speed Transportation Open Houses - DFW

Oct 12 2021 - 5:00pm to Oct 30 2021 - 2:00pm
See website link for locations TX

The North Central Texas Council of Governments will hold a series of in-person open houses throughout the region, in October, to highlight the Dallas-Fort Worth High-Speed Transportation Connections Study’s purpose as well as the Phase 1 recommendations of the project.

The first open house is scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12 at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie. Open houses are also scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19 at Southside Preservation Hall in Fort Worth; 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26 at Mercy Street in West Dallas; and 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 at Globe Life Field in Arlington. Large venues have been chosen to allow for adequate social distancing.

See website link below for details and locations.

City of Fort Worth: Pollinators & Native Plants - Online

Oct 14 2021 - 6:00pm
Online TX

It's important to plant native for water conservation but also for attracting pollinators to our landscapes. Join us online to learn more about how plants can attract pollinators to your garden.

Using less water is not only good for the environment, it is also great for saving money on your water bill. The seminar series, taught by local and regional experts, covers a wide variety of landscape and gardening topics each year. Fort Worth Water Conservation staff attend each seminar in case you have questions about Fort Worth outdoor watering requirements and conservation programs.

Seminar begins at 6 p.m. Registration is not required.

Just join using this link: https://fortworthtexas.webex.com/fortworthtexas/onstage/g.php?MTID=ecd2b...

Fort Worth Audubon Society: Caterpillars, the Whole Story - Zoom

Oct 14 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Zoom TX

Caterpillars — The Whole Story: Caterpillars, Connections, And Why Biodiversity Matters

Sam Jaffe, founder and director of The Caterpillar Lab, will present a deep dive into the world of native caterpillars. Sam presented via video directly from a studio set up in The Caterpillar Lab’s museum space, using a combination of live presentation, digital microscope work, slides, and life history image plates to reveal the true scope and importance of biodiversity. By exploring complex natural history stories involving caterpillars, their host plants, and their predators and parasitoids, Sam invites us to go beyond the established narratives of bees and butterflies toward a more complete understanding of local biodiversity — and offers guidance for our efforts to protect it.

Info: [email protected]